Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Pain Management http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/pain/condition-rss Pain Management en-us Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:26:30 UTC Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:26:30 UTC Patient-Provider Collaboration Can Control Breakthrough Cancer Pain http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/patient-provider-collaboration-can-control-breakthrough-cancer-pain Whether transient, spontaneous, or a triggered exacerbation of adequately controlled baseline aches, breakthrough pain is a difficult symptom for providers to gauge. Mon, 18 Jan 2016 04:00:00 UTC 5 States with High Rates of Deadly Drug Overdose http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/5-states-with-high-rates-of-deadly-drug-overdose Overdose deaths involving opioids are on the rise in the United States. Thu, 07 Jan 2016 04:53:00 UTC What Should Pharmacists Select for Sciatica Pain? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/what-should-pharmacists-select-for-sciatica-pain Neuropathic pain is one of the most difficult syndromes to treat. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:00:00 UTC Retrospective DUR Curbs Unsafe Opioid Combo Therapy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/retrospective-dur-curbs-unsafe-opioid-combo-therapy Retrospective drug utilization review programs can reduce potentially unsafe concomitant opioid and central nervous system (CNS) medication use. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:00:00 UTC 6 Must-Know Facts About Cryotherapy http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/6-must-know-facts-about-cryotherapy Touted as a way to reduce pain, speed injury recovery, and improve mood, cryotherapy involves exposing the body to temperatures up to minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 02:00:00 UTC Sleepwalkers Hit Snooze on Pain http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/sleepwalkers-hit-snooze-on-pain Many sleepwalkers who injure themselves during their sleep do not experience pain until the next morning, which may lead them to the pharmacy for OTC pain relief. Thu, 12 Nov 2015 01:00:00 UTC Does Physical Therapy Timing Make a Difference in Treating Back Pain? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/does-physical-therapy-timing-make-a-difference-in-treating-back-pain Treating low back pain with physical therapy soon after symptoms start does not make a clinically important difference when compared with starting therapy later. Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:00:00 UTC Child Pain Treatment Decisions Seem to Depend on Race http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/pain/child-pain-treatment-decisions-seem-to-depend-on-race Black children with severe pain are less likely to receive opioids in emergency rooms than white children. Fri, 16 Oct 2015 01:00:00 UTC Placebo Effect Becoming More Powerful http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/placebo-effect-becoming-more-powerful The placebo effect is growing stronger in US clinical trials for chronic pain medications. Wed, 14 Oct 2015 01:00:00 UTC CDC Draft Guidelines Could Curb Opioid Prescribing http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/cdc-draft-guidelines-could-curb-opioid-prescribing Draft guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could sharply reduce the role opioids play in primary care-based pain management. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:00:00 UTC Compensation Growing for Botched Vaccine Administration http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/compensation-growing-for-botched-vaccine-administration The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is making it easier for patients with shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) to be compensated for their pain. Thu, 10 Sep 2015 01:00:00 UTC DEA Addresses Pharmacists' Crackdown Fears http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/dea-addresses-pharmacists-crackdown-fears- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently made an appearance at a state pharmacy board meeting to appease pharmacists' fears of a crackdown on pharmacies. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:00:00 UTC Opioids Less Potent When Psychiatric Disorders Present with Chronic Pain http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/opioids-less-potent-when-psychiatric-disorders-present-with-chronic-pain Opioids produce less pain relief and more side effects in chronic lower back pain patients with high levels of depression and anxiety. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 03:00:00 UTC New Checklist Aims to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/New-Checklist-Aims-to-Reduce-Prescription-Drug-Abuse Pharmacists and their patients can help prevent prescription drug misuse, abuse, and diversion through a new educational tool launched by the Alliance for Balanced Pain Management (AfBPM). Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:00:00 UTC Adding Opioids to Cannabis for Chronic Pain Won't Raise Substance Abuse Risk http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Adding-Opioids-to-Cannabis-for-Chronic-Pain-Wont-Raise-Substance-Abuse-Risk- Chronic pain patients using prescription opioids in conjunction with medical marijuana are not at increased risk for substance abuse. Wed, 20 May 2015 03:00:00 UTC Frequent ER Visits Could Flag Fatal Drug Overdose http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Frequent-ER-Visits-Could-Flag-Fatal-Drug-Overdose Regular trips to the emergency department could be a red flag for deadly prescription drug overdose. Wed, 13 May 2015 01:54:00 UTC Oxycodone Overdose Deaths Drop with PDMP http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Oxycodone-Overdose-Deaths-Drop-with-PDMP Deaths related to oxycodone overdose dropped 25% in Florida after the state adopted a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to track controlled substance dispensing. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:00:00 UTC Popular Painkiller May Subdue Positive Feelings http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Popular-Painkiller-May-Subdue-Positive-Feelings In addition to relieving pain, acetaminophen may cause patients to experience less intense emotional responses. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:00:00 UTC Facebook Rant Puts Pharmacist in Hot Water http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Facebook-Rant-Puts-Pharmacist-in-Hot-Water A pharmacist who posted derogatory comments about a customer on social media is now being investigated by the National Health Service. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:00:00 UTC Opioids Plus Peptic Ulcer Prescriptions: Red Flag at Discharge http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/acid-reflux/Opioids-Plus-Peptic-Ulcer-Prescriptions-Red-Flag-at-Discharge Pharmacists are positioned to educate and monitor older patients who are discharged on these medications. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:00:00 UTC